In Bologna, Leonardo Bonucci saw a ‘fundamental’ victory, as Juventus realized ‘the path forward is of sacrifice, humility and at all costs bringing the result home.’
The 2-0 victory at Stadio Dall’Ara is a definite step up from the poor results against Milan and Napoli in the Coppa Italia and holds Juve at the top of Serie A table.
“This was a fundamental match, there’s no denying it, as we had to give a response to ourselves. If we are the team we saw tonight, then we’ll achieve great things,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.
With the coach Maurizio Sarri, reports of tension had been made within the group this week.
“A squad like ours has to be made up of great men even more than great players. This is the path forward, the one of sacrifice, humility, the desire to bring home the result at all costs.
“I think too much was said outside our dressing room. We had to respond with actions, not words. We talked to each other, as we always have done at Juventus over the years, and we set out a plan with the path going forward. We saw that tonight.”